America was tuning into the disgust of the Japanese through propaganda. Posters indicated the horror in Southeast Asia, depicting Japanese soldiers beating and murdering Americans (Document B). Casualty statistics were also printed on the posters, adding to America’s animosity towards Japan. The United States had a tool to stop all of this, not only to protect American lives, but also to prevent the death of millions
Japan was weakening, “The food situation gradually becoming worse and worse…” Stated in source H. America had many industrial resources to use against Japan and so Japan had essentially been defeated. Japan pushed only for the sake of their countries honour as the shame of unconditional surrender goes against their code of honour. Furthermore a warning was given to Japan with America promising to drop the atomic bomb, however there was no evidence and so it could have easily been deemed a bluff. An American nuclear scientist stated, “A demonstration of the bomb best be made… Japan could then be asked to surrender.” This source seems somewhat reliable as it is from one of the American scientists and they would know the strength of the bomb. With a demonstration it would for one, give the Japanese proof of the bomb and two, show them how destructive the bomb is.
George Romero’s film The Night of the Living Dead (1968) not only brought the zombie back to western popular culture, but more essentially was a revolution in the development of the zombie. In Romero’s zombie horror film, the zombie as a monster appears for the first time as aggressive, dangerous and with the intention to eat (meaning kill) people. The plot, namely a group of people trapped in a small location and is surrounded by zombies, as well as the main topics of the film, children versus children and the un-silent minority versus the silent majority (Mulligan 359), fit in the social context of the Cold War and can inspired following films of the 1970s. The general theme of apocalypse is well reflected by Romero’s The Night of the Living Dead and his new zombies, because it “fits well with a culture that had a generation growing up under the threat of nuclear annihilation, [...] questioning their government’s policies and [their] own identities, in the turbulent 1960s” (McIntosh 9). Additional, Romero criticizes the traditional core family by letting a zombie girl kill her parents.
A huge number of movies were created about mad scientists and their human creations. And who adapted aspects of Victor Frankenstein 's story without making direct reference to Frankenstein. The mad scientist theme can be reduced to one simple equation, Scientist creates monster then monster goes crazy therefore justice is done to the scientist by his own creation". One film is Star Trek In the episode Data 's creator, Professor Noonian Soong, is destroyed by his own creation. But it is not the Data who kills Soong but Data 's evil twin "brother" Lore.
World War II introduced the most dangerous weapon in the world, the atomic bomb. When the US used it on Japan we went to far and caused unnecessary damage to the people. Many people believe this to the only truth but, the real truth is that dropping the atomic bomb was a necessary evil we had to use in order to win the war in World War II and future wars to come. It save many american soldiers lives, stopped the Soviets from joining, and helped us win against Japan. First and foremost, World War II caused many casualties for both sides of the war.
Was America Justified in dropping the atom bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945? On August 6th, 1945 at 8:16 AM, a great yet horrific event in history occurred. This event is known as the dropping of the atom bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, the event that would begin and end the pain and suffering of millions. The atom bomb was dropped by an American B-29 Superfortress bomber named Enola Gay and the bomb’s code name was “Little Boy”. Three days later, on August 9th, 1945, America dropped another bomb on Nagasaki with the code name “Fat Man”.
Devastated, President Muffley calls upon Dr.Strangelove to explain the consequences of the doomsday device. Strangelove explains that by harboring people in mine shafts they would likely be able to “preserve a nucleus of human specimen” until the earth's surface became inhabitable again in one hundred years. The movie ends with Strangelove excitedly declaring “Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!” as he stands from his wheelchair before the device is triggered. The final moments consist of varying angles of the bomb exploding, accompanied by the song We’ll Meet Again by Vera
Since the beginning of cinema, horror films have been giving audiences frights and delights. First, the horror genre has inspired fear of scientific advances. Second, the horror genre has inspired us to fear nature. Thirdly, I will discuss how films of propaganda or bigotry impact societies by inspiring fear, which add to people 's already massive feelings of fear and hate to causes people to commit horrible actions. For example, History 's greatest atrocities to be committed such as the holocaust to the era of Jim Crow Laws in American.
In cinema nowadays, movies that are more famous among the people somehow engaged with explosions, gunfights, and superheroes. In the early days of cinema, the special spot for people had to do something with monsters and murderers. Some of these monsters have abilities to be sympathetic to the people who watch the movie. As a great example there is the movie Frankenstein. Dr. Frankenstein’s invention, is a monster that is created by an obnoxious scientist who decides to play god and it goes wrong.
We often don’t realize the negative aspects that come along with being ambitious. Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, elaborates on this idea and conveys how these aspects can affect us. In her novel, the main character, Victor Frankenstein, is a scientist who finds the secret of animating dead flesh back to life. He uses this secret to create a superhuman giant, yet soon runs away from his creation, after realizing how hideous he looks. As the creation makes his way out into the world, he receives hatred for his repulsive countenance.
As dictators across the world took power, each had their set of skeletons hiding in the closet. Whether it helped them in the long run or not, experimentation couldn’t have been any more of a perfect timing. Easy to hide since everyone was busy with war, so the Japanese joined in on experimenting on humans as a way of science. Though the Nazi’s did take number one spot for the most brutal human experimentation, the Japanese was definitely in the number two spot. For 40 years, the Japanese was able to hide the experiment called Unit 731, or germ welfare.
Leo Szilard "A Petition to the President of the United States" article, published in Atomicarchive.com. 2011. Web. 11 May 2012, Szilard express concern regarding the use of the atomic bomb against Japan fearing what type of repercussions will bring to the welfare of the American Nation. Szilard a pioneer in the field of atomic power with 59 of his fellow scientist understands how this new type of power will be evolving continuously with the course of its development.
Technological Advancements Effects Within Society Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist, once said,”It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”During the 1950s, the first atomic bomb was created, The Manhattan Project, and released on Japan by the United States. From this event, author Ray Bradbury wrote a short story in hopes that the citizens of the US will understand that technology has destroyed them rather than saved them. This science fiction short story “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains,” is about a world set in 2026 where the world fought each other with nuclear weapons.I personally believe that technology has done more good to the human race than bad because it has given us many more advantages within the last few hundred years. To begin, there were multiple examples
The Japanese benefited from the attack because they totally surprised the United States. If the United States had won this battle, and at least had a warning that an attack was going take place we could have killed them and possibly speed the process of bombing them with the atomic bomb. Sadly Pearl Harbor included the death of 2,400 U.S soldiers and 1143 wounded. 55 Japaneses were killed in the
For example, that visual image by Rob Rogers shows me that even the U.S. citizens felt that the nuclear bomb in Hiroshima, Japan was too much and not called for. After the Pearl Harbor bombing, the U.S. wanted revenge on Japan so they unleashed a nuclear bomb which killed millions more in Japan compared to the casualties in Pearl Harbor. The book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee shows many examples of why revenge and hatred should never be justified. First of all, Bob Ewell is a great example of why you must control your